"Handel’s Messiah"

December 11, 2012

Dec. 15

Clowes Hall

Dec 16

Christ Church Cathedral

 Originally meant to celebrate Easter and Lent, George Frideric Handel’s “Messiah” was actually first performed in April. But with a libretto culled from the Bible by Charles Jennens, the three-act oratorio migrated to December, where it has become a Christmas tradition. This week, you can catch two different performances. The Indianapolis Symphony Orchestra and the Indianapolis Symphonic Choir take the Clowes Hall stage on Dec. 15 (Details here.) and the choirs of Christ Church Cathedral and the Indianapolis Baroque Orchestra do the same Dec. 16 at Christ Church Cathedral. (Details here.)